Kalaburagi, Mar 17: AICC president Rahul Gandhi will kick-start the Congress party’s Lok Sabha poll campaign for Hyderabad-Karnataka region from Monday.
The Congress president will speak at a public meeting in Kalaburagi. Its main candidate and senior Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge has been representing Gulbarga Lok Sabha constituency from 2009.
He earlier began the campaign for the party in Haveri, in Mumbai-Karnataka region.
Congress is looking to bring down the influence of the BJP in the southern state. In the pre-poll alliance, it has given eight seats to coalition partner Janata Dal (S) and contesting in the remaining 20 seats of Karnataka.
Currently the BJP has 16 seats as against 10 of Congress and two of JD(S) in the outgoing Lok Sabha.
The AICC president will address the public on Monday afternoon here at Nutan Vidyalaya Play ground, and later go to Bengaluru to address a interactive meeting with IT and other professionals in the evening. (UNI)